NEW JERSEY (TIP): Architect Paritosh Kumar, AIA, together with Dr. Bikramjit Singh, Dr. Sukhjender Goraya, and Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman broke ground on a new medical arts facility that will provide high quality medical offices and services.
The $1.4M public/private partnership will redevelop a property located on Washington Avenue, between Longfellow Street and Whittier Street that has been vacant and underutilized for years. When complete, the medical building titled, “Carteret Professional Plaza” will offer convenient, state of the art, medical offices and aesthetically revitalize the area.
The building is scheduled to be completed Fall 2014. “Carteret Professional Plaza will physically transform one of Carteret’s busiest streets and place quality health care closer to locals and residents in surrounding towns”, stated Paritosh Kumar, AIA. “We are honored to be chosen to design this facility and create an atmosphere of health and healing that promotes improved patient/doctor relationships, is aesthetically pleasing, and raises the standard of Architecture and quality of life in the area.”
Carteret Professional Plaza will be a three-story medical facility, fully compliant with the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The building will feature a modern facade using monumental arched windows complimented with brick, stone and stucco as exterior finishing materials in earth tone colors and stepped parapets to create an aesthetically pleasing look. The interior of the building will include approximately 8,400 square feet (2,800 square feet per floor).
(From L to R) : Dr. Sukhjender Goraya, Architect Paritosh Kumar and Dr. Bikramjit Singh display a model of the proposed Medical Plaza
The first floor plans of the medical plaza include among other areas two doctors’ offices, seven exam rooms, waiting room, reception area, a computer server room. The first floor will also include the main and rear entrances, common lobby area, a stretcher compliant elevator, two stairways and fire exits which will service all floors of the medical plaza. At this time, the second and third floors will be completed as “vanilla boxes” ready for future tenant fit outs.
The entire building will be fully wheelchair accessible, include a fire sprinkler system and outside ADA curb ramps for easy access. In addition, the plaza will have a 34 spot parking lot as well as existing on-street parking. The parking lot will be shared with the adjacent Church, who will use the spaces on weekends and when the professional building is not open. “We are very pleased to break ground on the Carteret Professional Plaza. We had two previous locations but due to environmental issues we moved to the current site at Washington Avenue which we are most pleased with,” stated Dr. Bikramjit Singh.
“We could not have completed this project without the expertise of Paritosh Kumar, AIA, and Principle of P.K. Architecture. He expertly completed the building design and construction drawings as well as attended meetings with the municipality to ensure the project was approved for construction and ran within budget. Additionally our building will be very beautiful and offer state of the art equipment and first rate staff. We will also take all insurances to ensure that people have access to quality health care regardless of their financial situation,” stated Dr. Sukhjender Goraya.